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How fast is earth's rotation speed?

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Asked by gurpreet, 26 Dec '12 06:01 pm
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The circumference of the Earth at the equator is 25,000 miles. The Earth rotates in about 24 hours. Therefore, if you were to hang above the surface of the Earth at the equator without moving, you would see 25,000 miles pass by in 24 hours, at a speed of 25000/24 or just over 1000 miles per hour.

Multiply by cosine of your latitude to see how fast the Earth is rotating where you are.

Earth is also moving around the Sun at about 67,000 miles per hour
Answered by ajit kulkarni, 26 Dec '12 06:12 pm

 
  
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The circumference of the Earth at the equator
Answered by Duhkha Dugal, 12 Sep '13 05:20 pm

 
  
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The circumference of the Earth at the equator
Answered by Priyamkara Guha, 12 Sep '13 05:17 pm

 
  
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The circumference of the Earth at the equator
Answered by Ishvara Gowda, 12 Sep '13 05:09 pm

 
  
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The circumference of the Earth at the equator
Answered by Jambha Cheema, 12 Sep '13 05:05 pm

 
  
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The circumference of the Earth at the equator is 25,000 miles.
Answered by Yamal Kannan, 12 Sep '13 05:01 pm

 
  
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The speed of rotation is greatest at the equator
Answered by Sanjiv Agate, 12 Sep '13 11:51 am

 
  
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The speed of rotation is greatest at the equator
Answered by Dasras Misra, 12 Sep '13 11:50 am

 
  
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The speed of rotation is greatest at the equator
Answered by Balahadra Bhattacharya, 12 Sep '13 11:46 am

 
  
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The speed of rotation is greatest at the equator
Answered by Samantaka Matthai, 12 Sep '13 11:44 am

 
  
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